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Marielle Franco Has Not Been Silenced

The outspoken, beloved Brazilian politician may have been violently taken from our world. But her legacy—her tireless dedication to empowering the marginalized and dispossessed—will endure.

Seminar: Asset Recovery at the Intersection of International Law on Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Research shows that corruption extracts billions of dollars globally each year, but only a fraction of that has ever been returned. How can coalitions for responsible asset repatriation use human rights law to do better?

Q&A: The Upstart Newspaper Exposing Corruption in Afghanistan

Seizing the opportunity created by a severe lack of independent news organizations, a group of young people in Kabul are using journalism to hold corrupt government officials accountable for abusing their power.

Implementation of the EU–Moldova Association Agreement: Views from Civil Society

In the run-up to the next EU–Moldova Association Council in April, this discussion will provide an assessment of Moldova’s implementation of the Association Agreement/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.

Book Launch—Parting Song: Poems from Prison

Batyr Berdyev is among the 112 confirmed disappeared persons in Turkmenistan. His book of poetry was written behind bars—where Berdyev was last heard from in 2005.

Aftershock—A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams: John Feffer in Conversation with Tina Rosenberg  

Speaking with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Tina Rosenberg, John Feffer discusses his new book on Central and Eastern Europe’s multiple transformations and the fate of the liberal project.